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Matthew 2:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 2:6 New International Version (NIV)

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
New International Version (NIV)

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Acts 20:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church [a]of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 20:28 M of the Lord and God
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Acts 20:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,[a] which he bought with his own blood.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 20:28 Many manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his own Son.
New International Version (NIV)

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Hebrews 13:20 New King James Version (NKJV)

Benediction, Final Exhortation, Farewell

20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Hebrews 13:20 New International Version (NIV)

Benediction and Final Greetings

20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 2:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and [a]Overseer of your souls.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:25 Gr. Episkopos
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 2:25 New International Version (NIV)

25 For “you were like sheep going astray,”[a] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:25 Isaiah 53:4,5,6 (see Septuagint)
New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 5:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but [a]willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 5:2 NU adds according to God
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 5:2 New International Version (NIV)

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 5:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 5:4 New International Version (NIV)

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

New International Version (NIV)

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